"Planten un Blomen" is Hamburgs most popular park (literally translated "plants and flowers"). It was created 1821; among its best-loved features are the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Tropical Plants-greenhouses. A great time to come here is May when the Rhododendron plants are blossoming.
This is a beautiful public park and it is enclosed by Rentzelstraße, Tiergartenstraße, Dag-Hammarskjöld-Platz, Dammtordamm, Gorch-Fock-Wall, Holstenwall, Millerntordamm, Glacischaussee (Heiligengeistfeld), Holstenglacis, Bei den Kirchhöfen and St. Petersburger Straίe, former Jungiusstraße and is accessible from all sides.
Among the features of this park, aside from many beautiful flower-beds, cascades, several water gardens and tropical glass-houses, various recreational amenities for both the young and old and several cafιs, is the choreographed Fountain Display, an ornate Japanese Garden located southof the park, the Alter Botanischer Garten / Old Botanical Garden, the Kleine Wallanlagen and the Große Wallanlagen.
This park, created in 1936, has a geometric design and is a testing ground for new species of flower and tree. The artificial waterfall leads to the main basin where, at nightfall, there is a sound and light performance. The park is surrounded by the Congress Centre and Hamburg Plaza Hotel.
Opening: May-Sep daily 7am-11pm; Oct-Apr daily 7am-8pm
Planten un Blomen Gardens is located in the centre of city. It extends from St. Pauli to the Lake Alster. It attracts visitors with a Botanical Gardens, tropical greenhouses and Europe's largest Japanese Garden.
A nice park to stroll around or just to relax a while after a long day of sightseeing. There is an ice cream store near the entrance, yummy ice cream I must say ;-)) .....